Breeders’ Cup

Kentucky Downs Meet: Record $10 Million In Purses, New Breeders’ Cup Prep

Kentucky Downs will offer a record $10 million in purses and Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund supplements at its five-date meet Sept. 1-13, with all 13 existing stakes getting increases and the creation of the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint. The Juvenile Turf Sprint, to be held Sept. 8, is designed as a steppingstone to the new $1 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Win And You’re In Challenge Series Includes 82 Races In 12 Countries

The Breeders’ Cup announced its full schedule of 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by America’s Best Racing. The series currently consists of 82 automatic qualifying stakes races into corresponding Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. This year’s series, which includes 66 Grade/Group 1 events, will have at least 49 Challenge races held […]

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Equestricon Tickets, Schedule Now Available For Events During Breeders’ Cup Week

Festivities celebrating the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will start early this year. Tickets are now on sale for a week-long fan experience organized by Equestricon, highlighted by its second-annual racing convention, festival and trade show on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Coinciding with the launch of tickets today, Equestricon has released […]

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Alizee Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Coolmore Legacy Stakes Victory

Godolphin’s 3-year-old filly Alizee (AUS) came from last-to-first in a 17 horse field to win Saturday’s one-mile, $1 million Coolmore Legacy Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick in Australia by two lengths over Prompt Response (AUS) and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) through the International Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ […]

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Breeders’ Cup, NBC Release 2018 ‘Win And You’re In’ Television Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2018 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring a star-studded lineup of more than 20 automatic qualifying races, and other major stakes, from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Quartet Of Royal Ascot Races Dubbed ‘Win And You’re In’

In its continuing international expansion of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, the Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with Ascot Racecourse, today announced that winners of this year’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1), Queen Anne Stakes (G1) Norfolk Stakes (G2) and Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) at the Royal Ascot meeting, June 19-23, will be awarded automatic “Win and […]

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Happy Clapper Earns Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth With Doncaster Victory

Michael Thomas’s homebred 7-year-old gelding Happy Clapper surged along the rail in the last 300 meters to win Saturday’s 153rd running of the Group 1 $3 million Star Doncaster Mile (G1) by two lengths over Comin’ Through (AUS) at Royal Randwick in Australia and became the second horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the Breeders’ […]

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Breeders’ Cup Unveils Ticket Prices, Packages For Churchill Downs

The Breeders’ Cup today announced ticket prices and availability for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at historic Churchill Downs. This marks the ninth time that Churchill Downs will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events consisting of 14 […]

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Timeform: IFHA Should Strip American Races Of Grade Status Pending Medication Reform

Timeform devoted space in its recently-published annual digest for 2017 to a few shots at American racing’s drug rules, according to a report by The Guardian. The data company suggested that use of raceday medication in the States raises questions about whether American race results can be taken seriously and what difference raceday Lasix really […]

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‘When Was Common Sense Abandoned?’: Dr. Gary Lavin Joins WHOA

Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a legend in equine veterinary medicine and a respected leader in the horse industry, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance.  Lavin, the son of well-known racing secretary Allan Lavin, grew up in the sport. He worked for many years on the racetrack as an esteemed equine practitioner and surgeon. As […]

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